And the hits just keep coming for Elizabeth Warren. Well, not the kind for which she’s looking! As noted here, she became the Democrat front-runner for a brief period of time on 9 September, but quickly bled support partly due to her healthcare announcement, Wall Street’s concerns about her wealth tax proposal, and general electability. But since her grand announcement of the $22 trillion price tag for her “Medicare for All” proposal last fall, her polling numbers have hit the skids, and her national polling is down to 15% as an average of the polls sampled by RealClearPolitics.
The concerns about her electability are almost certainly exacerbated as she continues to make lunatic announcements on policy proposals and promises on the campaign trail:
- Mandating the construction of “carbon neutral” buildings
- Making common cause with NIAC, a pro-Iranian lobbying group
- Appointment of a task force to investigate the Trump administration (“most corrupt administration in history”)
- Appointment of “non-binary” people to positions in a Warren administration
Her latest crackpot scheme is to wipe away student debt for approximately 42 million Americans by bypassing Congress and using executive authority as President:
Rather than going to Congress to pass a new higher education law, Warren says … that she’s found a way for her administration to wipe away up to $50,000 in debt for 95 percent of student loan borrowers in the United States, about 42 million people, by using provisions of the Higher Education Act, which gives the education secretary the “authority to begin to compromise and modify federal student loans.”
Yes, let’s just wave a magic wand and have the Secretary of Education “forgive” all accrued debt with no questions asked. That will engender just the kind of behavior we all want to see in US citizens – the antithesis of delayed gratitude and thrift, the lack of personal responsibility for one’s actions, and the dependence on “mommy government to the rescue” to bail out irresponsible debtors. But then “debt forgiveness” is all the rage on the Left these days. Her “plan” is nothing but shameless vote-buying, which has been the Democrats’ ticket to public office for decades.
The Daily Caller captured this interchange, which further exposed Warren’s shallow thinking about wiping out student debt. This is amazing:
“My daughter is in school. I saved all my money just to pay student loans. Can I have my money back?”@ewarren: “Of course not”
“So you’re going to pay for people who didn’t save any money and those of us who did the right thing get screwed?”pic.twitter.com/EXoU2ci2Wt
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 23, 2020
Redstate colleague Nick Arama detailed that exchange further here.
In unscripted moments like this, we finally find out what socialists like Warren really think, as well as just how ridiculous their decision-making processes are. She didn’t even have the common sense to dodge the question to avoid giving an incoherent answer. Is this who we want in the Oval Office making tough decisions and confronting the likes of Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping on the world stage? That thought is frightening!
It is amazing that none of the legacy media ever challenge Warren about any of her proposals. Everything she is championing would expand dependency on government, require massive tax increases, and exacerbate personal irresponsibility in many Americans. Are thrift and self-reliance to be replaced by identity politics and victimhood? Do we really want Americans to look to government first as the provider of all things? That’s a recipe for the destruction of the Republic, and that is exactly what we’d get under a Warren presidency. I wonder what her next crazy socialist proposal will be? You just know there are a few more in the queue. But will the Democrat voter-fish bite?